How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home 10/06/2017A good HVAC system means your home will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may notice that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Middletown days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other user preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The pros at Schagrin Gas Company are here to share some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without calling for heating and cooling service. Check for Closed, Blocked, or Dirty Registers Check your rooms for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by curtains or furniture, or that have acquired debris and dirt dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be a cause uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, the air that has been heated or cooled will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at unwanted temperatures. Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation If your home doesn’t have sufficient insulation in the attic, you may be losing heated air throughout the winter and allowing hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Look to see if you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your home and the environment in Middletown. Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think this means the fan will only run when required. What actually happens is that the fan only runs when the heating or cooling kicks on. By keeping your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep heated and cooled air circulating around your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your house. Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks For ducts that have leaks or holes in them, they could spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up hotter or colder than other rooms. The same is true for air leaks around windows and doors in certain rooms. Luckily, repairing most air leaks is a simple process. Consider a Zoning System Another thing you can do to improve how evenly your home is heated and cooled is have your existing HVAC system zoned. It’s definitely more of a long-term project and a greater investment than other means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you are interested in more information about zoning solutions for your home, Schagrin Gas Company can help. If you have any more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 302-658-2000. Or, if you suspect you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. Just let us know you need to schedule an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.